law of mass action


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Noun1.law of mass action - (chemistry) the law that states the following principle: the rate of a chemical reaction is directly proportional to the molecular concentrations of the reacting substances
law of nature, law - a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature; "the laws of thermodynamics"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
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The Henderson-Hasselbalch equation is based on the law of mass action.
The Law of Mass Action is a model foregrounded on the fact that ion exchange is a reversible process which, according to the equation, is ruled by a chemical equilibrium that defines the selectivity of the ion exchanger.
5, page 202: The (A) law of mass action, the (B) Pauli principle, the (C) superconductivity and the (D) uncertainty principle were found at higher aggregation levels of the particle world and applied to (A) molecules, (B) atoms, (C) metal crystals and (D) elementary particles.